Reich AC-VSK coupling protects the drive train from dynamic overload and reduces resonance-induced vibratory torques.
Reich AC-VSK coupling protects the drive train from dynamic overload and reduces resonance-induced vibratory torques.
German manufacturer, Reich-KUPPLUNGEN, has been designing and producing torsionally-flexible couplings for more than 70 years and has long experience and understanding of the important role the drive coupling plays in fire pump systems.
 
A key component within these systems, which must operate at the highest levels of performance and reliability, is the drive coupling used to transfer the power of the engine to the pump.
 
For fire pump applications driven by a combustion engine, Reich’s highly flexible VSK coupling has become established as an integral component for connecting the combustion engine to the right-angle gear drive of the fire pump system. Using the Reich AC-VSK coupling, the drive train can be protected from dynamic overload, reduce resonance-induced vibratory torques and provide a convenient connection between the combustion engine and drive shaft.
 
The selection of the Reich AC-VSK coupling is initially sized based on the power ratings of the combustion engine. Reich offers nine sizes of AC-VSK couplings to cover the complete power range required by the fire pump industry.